Substance Abuse Interface with Intimate Partner Violence: What Treatment Programs Need to Know

Margaret H. Brackley, Gail B. Williams, Christina C. Wei

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This article provides suggestions for skill development for substance abuse (SA) treatment agencies and providers for implementing Treatment Improvement Protocol number 25: Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence. Methods for detecting, screening, intervening, and referring victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence enrolled in SA treatment are presented. Evidence-based brief intervention is presented. A 2-minute screen for domestic violence as well as danger assessment for lethality of abuse and the Conflict Tactics Scales 2 are reviewed. A survey of interventions aimed at establishing trust, brief intervention from best practice, guidelines for safety planning, compliance strategies for SA treatment, and community resource development are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-589
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010



  • Intimate partner violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Treatment protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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